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07:55  02 june  2019
07:55  02 june  2019 Source:   freep.com

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War of 1812 grave marker dedication ceremony. Grace Smith, Michigan president of National Society United States Daughters of 1812 , speaks during in the War of 1812 historical marker dedication ceremony in Detroit on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

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War of 1812 grave site in downtown Detroit receives historical marker© Provided by Gannett Co., Inc.

A War of 1812 grave site, discovered in the 1980s during an archaeological survey ahead of the People Mover's construction, was commemorated Saturday with a historical marker in downtown Detroit.

A years-long effort to raise money and plan for the marker's dedication culminated with a small crowd of about 21 people standing in the median of Washington Boulevard, across the street from the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, near the intersection with Michigan Avenue.

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War of 1812 Dead. Registered Michigan Historic Site . When coffins became unobtainable, many soldiers were buried in a common grave at this site . 4. War of 1812 Dead Marker . View of the historical marker , under the traffic light, on the south-east corner of the intersection, in downtown

The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815.

"I'm very thankful that this Michigan War of 1812 marker was installed," said Jim McConnell of the Michigan War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. "The story of Detroit in the War of 1812 is truly an amazing story."

The War of 1812 was "caused by British restrictions on U.S. trade and America’s desire to expand its territory," according to History.com. During the conflict, Fort Detroit had been surrendered to the British "without a fight," according to the website.

The marker explains what happened later:

"War of 1812 Grave Site: In reaction to (American naval commander) Oliver Hazard Perry's Lake Erie victory, the British withdrew from Detroit on September 26, 1813, setting fire to the buildings within the fort and the Citadel. Three days later, United States troops returned to a city that lacked housing and food supplies.

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(A historical marker located in Gulf Shores in Baldwin County, Alabama.) At, or near, this site , the United States, after seizing this point of land from the Spanish in 1813, built Fort Bowyer, a structure of wood and sand. Erected 1972 by Alabama Society, United States Daughters of 1812 . Marker series.

The War of 1812 Black Rock Historic Trail celebrates the sites and historic events that occurred There are 9 markers accessible by bike or walking tour. The trail begins at Niagara & Tonawanda Black Rock and the Five Important Events During the War of 1812 › Capture of the ships Detroit and

"A disease, probably cholera, broke out among the soldiers. By December 1, 1813, an estimated 1,300 of them were ill. The medical supplies were soon depleted: conditions worsened. When coffins became unobtainable, many soldiers were buried in a common grave at this site. Some 700 may have died before the epidemic finally ran its course.

"This grave site was identified in 1987 during an archaeological survey for the People Mover that found four burials associated with the War of 1812."

McConnell worked with the United States Daughters of 1812 Michigan State Society, which had reached out to help him make the marker a reality. Grace Smith, the society's president, stood at the dedication ceremony wearing 10 medals with names of her ancestors who fought in the War of 1812.

"Most of them were in New York. I had one (ancestor) who died at Fort Meigs, Ohio, and the others lived normal lives," Smith said. "We pay tribute to them; it's important to us."

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The historical marker database. “Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History ”. This tablet is erected by the Buffalo Historical Society in honor of the American and British soldiers of the War of 1812 who died in the military hospital at Williamsville, New York and were buried here in

War Council of 1812 To confirm that the Treaty of Greenville would be upheld, Ohio Governor Return J. Meigs called a council with Native Americans June 6-9, 1812 . Old Grave Yard In 1805, a burial ground was dedicated to Champaign County at the intersection of Ward and Kenton Streets, which

The Free Press reported in July 1984 that the bones of two humans were found in the path of the future People Mover, near the Michigan Avenue Station.

"About 500 American soldiers died during a typhus epidemic in 1814, the year after the city was reclaimed from British capture during the War of 1812. Their bodies were placed in shallow graves on what was then a military reservation," the Free Press reported.

The marker was developed with a local partnership that also involved the Detroit Historical Society, Michigan Historical Center and the office of Detroit City Councilor Raquel Castañeda-López, in whose district the marker is located.

"We honor our veterans, and these men all died in Detroit during the War of 1812. ... We have to honor them; we do it by putting up a monument or having a ceremony," Smith said. "At least they won't be forgotten."

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: War of 1812 grave site in downtown Detroit receives historical marker

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